Biting and Predator Fish Group

  • Laith A. Jawad


Reports of marine injuries have increased in recent years as water sports and recreation grow in popularity. Eels, wolf-herring, barracuda, triggerfish, and ribbonfish frequently cause trauma. Sharks play an important role in the animal–human attack game and can render land-based, bipedal primates easy prey. The term shark attack has been considered to be any forceful or injurious exchange between a human and any shark. This frightening incident has always been one of the more thoroughly examined issues of the challenge between human and shark. Because of their feeding mechanisms, including sharp teeth and powerful jaws, and because they can attain very large sizes, sharks are considered to be the top predators of the marine world. Regardless of its size, any shark having both opportunity and physical capacity for injuring humans can be considered dangerous. The incidence of shark attacks in the world could not be said to merit the degree of apprehension or antipathy often expressed towards sharks, but when a shark attack does occur, it is often with an impressive efficiency.

In this chapter, an account of the biting and predator marine fish species that causes threats and incidents both fatal and nonfatal to humans and inhabits the east and southern Arabian peninsula is given. In this account, the description, distribution, habitat, biology, economic status, and conservation status are provided. In the biology section of each species, narration is given about the dangerous status of the species.


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